CAL jet grounded

PORT OF SPAIN – A new Caribbean Airlines (CAL) Boeing 767 aircraft was temporarily grounded yesterday in Canada causing a delay to passengers en route to T&T. Caribbean Airlines communication manager Clint Williams told the T&T Guardian the flight, BW 610 to Toronto, had been flawless but on arrival officials noticed an indicator light drawing their attention to a flap part.

Flaps are mounted on the trailing edges of the wings to reduce the speed at which an aircraft can be safely flown and to increase the angle of descent for landing. Williams said the part was changed on the ground at the Toronto airport.

He said there was a delay to accommodate a rest for the crew but added that the return flight was flawless. Less than two weeks ago, one of the airline’s newly-acquired ATR 72-600s, flight BW 300, had to return to Piarco Airport after an engine casing became detached shortly after take-off.

No one was hurt in the incident and Williams said investigations were still continuing. (Guardian)

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